Joy 477

Inspiration:  The Summer '19 Joy Ride starts this Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer season!  More than the Bastille title track, several tracks on this ride are a perfect TEN on the Joy scale.  On this ride, expect a mixed terrain Joy Ride with quick intervals on flats and hills...power climbs and steep, … Continue reading Joy 477

All This Power 476

Inspiration:  It's been a crazy couple of weeks...and about that long since my last post.  This profile has changed from a full hour, to a 45m ride...and back to a full hour, just in time for Monday morning Happy Hour (HOUR OF POWER) at the Wolverine Worldwide YMCA...less than 8 hours from now.  I don't have … Continue reading All This Power 476

awesoME! 475

Inspiration:  Who's awesome?  YOU ARE! "...you can't spell AWESOME without (WE and) ME". We'll send off APRIL with this AWESOME ride and playlist....even though I won't be using it for most of my classes until May.  I have a 7+ minute section set for POWER TESTING, for all my POWER TRAINING classes during the first week … Continue reading awesoME! 475

(Be A) Champion 425

Inspiration: CHAMPION: cham·pi·on, CHampēən, a person who fights or argues for a cause or on behalf of someone else, EX. "a champion of group fitness & studio cycling" synonyms: advocate, proponent, promoter, supporter, defender, upholder, backer Genre: Alternative, Country, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 61 minutes SPINlist and Summary Ride Profile: Warm up - New Light … Continue reading (Be A) Champion 425

I’ll Be There 424

Inspiration: For the Cycle Instructor in me, this is a bittersweet time of year. Summer is MY season and I love all 100 days of Michigan Summertime. It's also that time of year when class numbers fall off and fewer classes are on the schedule. Regardless of all that's going on OUTSIDE and no matter … Continue reading I’ll Be There 424

Fire It Up 422

Inspiration: Heat things up this weekend, burn some calories, discover your strength...FIRE IT UP! Thanks for following here...and on Spotify! Share with others who share your enthusiasm for indoor cycling and have a GREAT WEEKEND! For the locals in Grand Rapids...see you at the Y: Spartan Stores Y at 7:30AM Saturday and 8:15AM Sunday...Mary Free … Continue reading Fire It Up 422

Burn It Down 421

Inspiration: A mix of old, new, repeats and other tracks today. A few tracks are reworked versions of some classics (The Sound of Silence, Sweet Dreams, Heart-Shaped Box)...ENJOY THE RIDE! Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 63 minutes SPINlist and Summary Ride Profile: Warm up - The Sound Of Silence / Disturbed Seated / Standing … Continue reading Burn It Down 421

Zzzz… 331

Inspiration: This ride has a couple different themes...and with a RACE DAY format, will burn plenty of calories! The primary theme: all artist names begin with Z. My top two: Zedd and ZZ Top. Some hot, newer artists like Zara Larsson, ZAYN and ZHU. Classics like Frank Zappa and Rob Zombie. The secondary theme is … Continue reading Zzzz… 331

We March:  Tribute to Prince 328

Inspiration:  Shortly after the news of Prince's death, I had a FB request for a Tribute ride!  Now that I only use Spotify for playlists this was a tough one...only a small fraction of his music was available.  I found 4-5 lesser known Prince tracks and filled in the rest of the 45m ride with … Continue reading We March:  Tribute to Prince 328

Speed: The Fast and Furious Ride 263

Inspiration: Time for a THEME RIDE...this one hour mix is based on music used in the 7-movie FAST & FURIOUS franchise. The most recent FURIOUS 7 has the best collection of music, but there are other great riding tracks from the other six movies. I think I found the perfect mix...check it out, go FAST, … Continue reading Speed: The Fast and Furious Ride 263